Closing the accountEdit
From: Petr Volin
To: Helena Volin
I spoke with the bank and they're expecting you. I already signed so you can just remove all the money and close the account. Try not to worry. I share your concerns, but what choice do we have? Without a permit we're going nowhere and we're not getting one from the government, they've made that clear enough. When we were young, we used to go to concerts and pay the scalpers twice, sometimes three times the original ticket prices. This is the same thing.
When we get to Rabi'ah we can worry about the next steps and use the other half of the money. That young girl may have made us feel like beggars when she was explaining the cost but a loan from Santeau might be the only way. I know it was heartbreaking for you to part with some of the things we had to sell, but we still have our work, and the promise of a better life to look forward to.
This will be worth it, I promise you. I'll see you at home later this evening.
Your payment with many thanksEdit
From: Jacob Zambon
To: Helena Volin
Helena and Petr,
I wanted to let you know personally that the money has been transferred to your account and express my appreciation another time for the wonderful work of art you have brought into this world. I cannot wait to see how it looks on the walls of my new home in Rabi'ah.
It may not be my place to tell you what to do with the money you have just received, but if you have time for the opinion of a patron, I would like to recommend that you consider going to Rabi'ah yourself. I've watched Santeau's CEO Nathaniel Brown more than once on television speaking of how the city will provide a haven for augmented people to be able to express themselves without fear of public opinion. Artists such as yourself would thrive there, I'm sure.
The cost is significant but certainly worth it to be out of Prague. Imagine walking the streets, a warm sun upon every augmented head, surrounded by our kind and never having to worry about bigots or violence. If Brown is right then I can only imagine opportunities galore for you both. Every new city attempting to make its mark in the world must encourage great art, especially one as remarkable as Rabi'ah.
Whatever your decision, I wish you both the very best and hope someday to see you again. Good luck in your endeavors and farewell.